In an ideal world, we'd all have the time (and discipline) to stick to a well-rounded weekly workout routine that not only includes strength, cardio, and flexibility training but also offers enough variety to keep our muscles guessing—the key to avoid a plateau.
In reality, sometimes life gets in the way of even the most dedicated exerciser's schedule. That's why we asked Miami-based fitness expert Jessica Smith, star of the Cross Training for Fitness DVD, to design this one-hit-wonder routine! It blends principles of Pilates, kickboxing, strength training, yoga, and even some Qi Gong moves to provide you with an intense but balanced cross-training session.
Ready to take multitasking to a whole new level? Do this routine today to blast fat, build strength, and focus your mind in one fell swoop!
Workout Details: Do 1 set of the recommended number of reps for each exercise, moving from one move to the next with little or no rest in between. Complete 3 sets total. For best results, do this routine three to four days a week, alternating it with 30-45 minutes of your favorite cardio activity.
You'll need: A set of light dumbbells (3-8 lbs, depending on your level)